Apple and Google provide free, but limited, developer tools that provide code editing, refactoring, building, debugging, and even test automation.
Challenges in Enterprise Support, Growing List of Available Devices
Unfortunately, most standard developer tools lack enterprise-grade team support for collaboration, continuous integration, and continuous test.
Worse, the number of devices a developer needs to check out code on a representative sample of form factors and operating system release levels has become very large, very difficult, and very expensive to manage.
Developer tools do offer simulators, but most teams recognized long ago that the simulators cannot substitute for testing on real devices.
Use the Device Needed Via Private Remote Device Cloud
deviceConnect and deviceBridge™ can instantly solve team problems by enabling Xcode, Android Studio, and most other tools that use mobile USB connections to control devices located in a remote device cloud.
A developer can select from one of dozens or even hundreds of devices in a deviceConnect cloud and, with our remote web-based viewer, can view and control the device as if it were plugged in to the workstation, a significant help to geographically dispersed teams.
Flexibility to Use Xcode and Android Studio from Anywhere
Both Xcode and Android Studio treat a deviceConnect cloud-based device as if it were locally attached. Devices that are locally attached can still be used as well, giving the developer ultimate flexibility.
A team of developers, each with the same requirements, can easily share the same devices whether they are in the same office, on different floors, or on different continents.